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by jsc
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Decoupage decals
Replies: 1
Views: 602

Decoupage decals

Trying out a new-to-me technique for getting graphics on a print. Printed out the graphic on an inkjet printer sized to the circumference length of the curved section with an oversized center cutout for the dome. I should have taken a little more care making sure to cut out all of the line marking t...
by jsc
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: O-gauge Thomas
Replies: 1
Views: 672

O-gauge Thomas

3D printing is easy. Painting is hard.
by jsc
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Other (off topic)
Topic: World Maker Faire
Replies: 13
Views: 5907

Re: World Maker Faire

I decided last minute to go on Sunday because my daughter wanted to go back to that "place with the big golf ball (the Unisphere that had all the crafts." I didn't make it to the 3D Printer Village, although now I wish I had to score some of those filament samples. The two interesting 3D printing re...
by jsc
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Helicone
Replies: 3
Views: 1630

Helicone

I saw some online videos of an "interactive sculpture" (executive desk toy) called a Helicone, and decided I wanted to try to make one. It turned out great! The brown parts are because I ran out of black and had to reprint two slices that broke. On an unrelated note, if you leave eSun PLA+ out for m...
by jsc
Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Epoxy coating a fidget spinner
Replies: 1
Views: 1130

Epoxy coating a fidget spinner

I've been playing around some more lately with epoxy coating. I bought a cheap milligram scale on Amazon and found that it worked great for dosing out XTC-3D (100:42 by weight) in the tiny amounts needed to coat small objects. I decided to try coating a fidget spinner design. But how to keep it from...
by jsc
Thu May 25, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: S3D nameplate Lettering Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 2080

Re: S3D nameplate Lettering Issue

Try running an extrusion calibration square (viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1964) if you have calipers. It will be quick and give you as good a number as you can get without tons of experimentation.
by jsc
Thu May 25, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Best modeling software for my business
Replies: 3
Views: 1859

Re: Best modeling software for my business

Fusion and OnShape are both excellent, but licensing may be an issue. For Fusion, if you make more than $100,000 commercially with it, you need to subscribe. OnShape lets you use it for free as long as all your designs are public, which may or may not be an issue for you. Blender is a bit of a beast...
by jsc
Sun May 14, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Bridging Quality has gotten really bad
Replies: 5
Views: 2516

Re: Bridging Quality has gotten really bad

I know people have differing bridging theories, but what I found worked for me after several tests is to decrease the extrusion multiplier slightly, to keep the bridge taut (80-90%), and drastically decrease bridging speed, 25% or so. There is no reason bridging needs to be fast, it will happen, and...
by jsc
Thu May 04, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The State of the Gear
Replies: 106
Views: 22708

Re: The State of the Gear

How does the independent dual extrusion work? How do the heads detach and reattach to the belt?
by jsc
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Print stopping part way thourgh.... PLEASE HELP!!
Replies: 2
Views: 935

Re: Print stopping part way thourgh.... PLEASE HELP!!

Glad you figured it out. Speaking of nose cones, I made an OpenSCAD script to generate Haack series nose cones, you might be interested: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:804129